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Museum of Science and Industry

5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637-2093
+1 773-684-1414
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The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere! Housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair, MSI is a Chicago must-see. You’ll experience 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and have the chance to stand before a 40-foot tornado; climb aboard a World War II German submarine; take a run in a human-sized hamster wheel; descend into an Illinois coal mine; tour a fully functioning eco-friendly home; board a 727 hanging from the ceiling; transmit your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D beating heart; and much more! MSI is not a place where you walk around quietly and observe. No way! You get involved in the fun—and learn—by doing. Just a few miles from downtown with convenient underground parking.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“u boat” (877 reviews)
“all ages” (723 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637-2093
Hyde Park
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Reviewed today

The museum has 3 levels of amazing science type fun! If you have a chance to go you should plan to be there all day. They have some areas that might be a bit much or too loud for little kids but kids ages 8+...More

Thank Sandy Z
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Reviewed yesterday

We were taken aback by how large the museum is and how extensive its' offerings are. I went to see the U-505 Captured German Submarine exhibit. The size, extent and thoroughness of this exhibit is astounding. Having been to hundreds of museums in the world...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A great museum for all ages once you navigate the floor plan "system." The submarine and its story is fascinating, and all the floor facilitators are great. Be sure to allow time for gift store browsing, too.

Thank S W
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Reviewed yesterday

The permanent part of the exhibition is already very attractive; the temporary (Pixar) part made it great. Perfect? No, for that it's a bit too much of a labyrinth where it's sometimes difficult to find your way... where is that U-boat?

Thank Philip P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visit this museum at least three times a year. My kids love how they can interact and learn about science. The mirror maze, Christmas Trees at Christmas, the coal mine, and human body are some of our favorites. Don't forget to watch the ball...More

Thank travelingisfun2014
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bought tickets online—easy to do. Took two teen girls to the museum. We all loved the submarine tour—our tour guide, Ethan, was excellent. Had lunch at the museum—was delicious!

Thank LakeGirlLinda
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I took the kids expecting them to love it as much as I did over forty years ago. Kids today are too sophisticated for this place. At times they were engaged (14 & 7 yr olds) but mostly bored

Thank loretta569
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved the Science Museum. I was there for four hours and still didn't see everything. It was my favorite part of my choices trip.

Thank Danielle R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I grew up in Chicago and this is one of my favorite museums in the world. I have travelled the world and seen museums all over the place and this museum remains one of my all time favorites. Its a beautiful building in Chicago, you...More

Thank AmandaSuttonE
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very different museum where you could live storms, human body and other interactive attractions. Much better visit the museum during the weekdays.

Thank MatiasBK
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Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South
Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park,
one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This
historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
...More
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Karla L
16 June 2018|
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Response from lalnat | Reviewed this property |
Wheelchairs yes - didn’t see scooters
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Whybs27
24 April 2018|
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Response from Randy F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but on the second floor, there is a section involving the human body.
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Marc M
11 April 2018|
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Response from DJN-Jr | Reviewed this property |
If you can’t avoid going on a more crowded day, get a VIP pass or fast pass thru CityPass. And I’d get there when it opens. Then you won’t have to wait in the line for 90-120 minutes.
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